Pastry chef earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Pastry chef salary by state

State Name Average Salary
California $31,986

How do pastry chef salaries compare to similar careers?

Pastry chefs earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than butchers but more than baristas.

Career Median Salary
Butcher salary $32K
Bartender salary $33K
Caterer salary $28K
Food batchmaker salary $30K
Dietetic technician salary $27K
Pastry chef salary $26K
Baker salary $26K
Cake designer salary $22K
Food server salary $24K
Barista salary $23K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)